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## English noun | |||

1. | mile (quantity) a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters | ||

Synonyms | international mile, land mile, mi, stat mi, statute mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | linear measure, linear unit | ||

Part holonym | 440 yards, 880 yards, furlong, half mile, quarter mile | ||

Part meronym | league | ||

2. | mile (quantity) a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude | ||

Synonyms | air mile, international nautical mile, knot, mi, naut mi, nautical mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | nautical linear unit | ||

3. | mile (quantity) a large distance | ||

Samples | He missed by a mile. | ||

Broader (hypernym) | large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity | ||

4. | mile (quantity) a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters) | ||

Synonyms | sea mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | nautical linear unit | ||

5. | mile (quantity) a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile | ||

Synonyms | Admiralty mile, geographical mile, mi, naut mi, nautical mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | nautical linear unit | ||

6. | mile (quantity) an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards | ||

Synonyms | Roman mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | linear measure, linear unit | ||

7. | mile (quantity) a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km | ||

Synonyms | mil, Swedish mile | ||

Broader (hypernym) | linear measure, linear unit | ||

8. | mile (event) a footrace extending one mile | ||

Samples | He holds the record in the mile. | ||

Broader (hypernym) | track event | ||

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.

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